Sep 8, 2008

Lets talk about flowers !

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When we get to hear the news from this part of the world, we are taken aback sometimes. The last time we heard about Colombia was when FARC rebels ended up losing captivity of their celebrated catch in the form of Ingrid Betancourt, but there are other reasons also Colombia is known for, this is what this story tells us and it is quite fun to know that Colombia is the second largest exporter of cut flowers to the world taking its sales to over a $ 1 billion in exports only the last year.

Read the full story here

But this story involves a little bit of twist, the practices involved in the industry in growing these flowers, which are about 62% of all the flowers sold to USA. There are reports of high pesticide usage in the industry. You can read about it here

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